Japan’s business continues to look bright at PV EXPO & PV SYSTEM EXPO 2019

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The grand opening of PV EXPO 2018.

Japan’s largest PV industry shows, PV EXPO 2019-12th Int’l Photovoltaic Power Generation Expo and PV SYSTEM EXPO 2019-10th Int’l Photovoltaic Power Generation System Expo, will be held from 27 February – 1 March 2019 at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan.

Organised by Reed Exhibitions Japan, the country’s largest exhibition organiser, the events will cover both upstream and downstream business alongside a Technical Conference. Including concurrent shows, PV EXPO and PV SYSTEM EXPO are expected to attract 400 exhibitors, including 90 newcomers, and 70,000 trade visitors from 75 countries to source the latest PV technologies and products.

Photovoltaic power generation has become the top priority in Japan since the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. Since then, Japan’s PV power generation capacity was calculated to be 49GW by 2017, according to the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).

The market will maintain its stable growth in 2019 with new opportunities for market players. PV EXPO and PV SYSTEM EXPO 2019 will also play a significant role in the market’s new challenges and development with three highlights.

Firstly, maintenance and management of PV power plants has become mandatory in Japan and the market size is predicted to be US$1.2 billion by 2030. One of the major highlights of PV SYSTEM EXPO 2019 is also O&M and a wide range of related technologies and services will be comprehensively showcased at the event.

Secondly, there is also an industry-wide shift from utility sales to self-consumption of power generation for residential PV systems, as the first batch of residential feed-in tariff (FiT) recipients will see their purchase period under the FiT ending in 2019 and will move into self-consumption of the surplus power. With the new business model, the development of EV and power storage technology is essential, hence cutting-edge technologies and services will be widely exhibited at PV EXPO/PV SYSTEM EXPO 2019, alongside its concurrent shows.

Lastly, most of the major global PV manufacturers, such as Jinko Solar, Trina Solar, Canadian Solar, Hanwha Q CELLS, JA Solar, LONGi Solar, Yingli Green Energy and Panasonic have already confirmed their participation as exhibitors once again for 2019. These companies will showcase their high-quality modules, as well as new services and products for a total solution.

With the continuous development of PV power generation in Japan, PV EXPO and PV SYSTEM EXPO 2019 continues to offer the best platform for sourcing the latest leading-edge technologies and products, catching the trends, and finding new business opportunities for PV professionals from across the world.

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